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early to judge. we don't know whether -- the republicans are parading through here at cnn today, they're all saying how hyper partisan he now feels to them. the country doesn't see that. he has a lot of people, as vin will tell you, a lot of people rallying, love what he's doing. >> it's remarkable too, because remember the line that was so memorable that brought -- rocketed barack obama to the forefront of the american consciousness was his 2004 speech at the democratic national convention, that there are no red states no blue states, this is the united states of america. when you think of his inaugural address, there wasn't one line that crystallized or captured the nation. from a republican perspective it would be wonderful to hear some sort of harkening of tone, some kind of outreach or olive branch to the right and unifying the country. >> at that point, remember, there was this huge fiscal crisis he was facing so he won on all this hope, and then he gets into the job and remember, he really started before he started. and he was dealing with that terrible fiscal crisis so his ina
. sources tell cnn that president obama will announce that chuck hagel is his nominee for secretary of defense. hagel has his share of critics, even within his own party. we'll have more on his expected nomination a few moments away. >> president obama signed into law today a $9.7 billion sandy relief package. the first legislative action. some were outraged after house speaker boehner canceled a vote on a much larger aid bill. sandy devastated parts of the northeast two months ago. lawmakers will consider a $51 billion aid package on january 15th. >> half of the residents of long beach, new york, remain homeless and still came out to say good-bye to a landmark. thousands witnessed the start of the demolition of the two-mile long brdwalk, damaged beyond repair by sandy. it will cost an estimated $25 million. the new bored walk should be ready in time for summer. >>> five men accused of brutally gang raping and killing a woman in india will appear in court. the five are charged with murder, rape and kidnapping the 23-year-old woman last month. they will appear in a fast-track court d
phenomenon. much, much more. we welcome rachel nichols in the cnn bleacher report at 4:00 eastern saturday afternoon. that's it for me. now to washington to my friend wolf blitzer. >> >>> a very tough day for defense secretary chuck hagel. >>> also, an unfolding scandal involving a united states senator denying allegations of prostitution and free plane trips. >>> eight "new york times" reveals its been under attacks for months by someone in china. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we were bracing for fireworks at today's confirmation hearing for defense secretary nominee chuck hagel but it actually turned out to be even a lot tougher than many of us expected. republicans grilled hagel raising serious questions about his past statements and positions, especially about israel and iran. at times, hagel seemed to struggle to answer some of those tough questions and other times he gave answers he later had to clarify. let's go to our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin. jessica, it was a tough, tough day for chuck hagel? >> reporter: so far it has been, wolf. chuck w
as secretary of state. hillary gives an exit interview to cnn. >>> a huge steroid scandal explodes, including big names like alex rodriguez. now the league is speaking out. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." a major speech on a hot button issue. president obama speaking out a while ago in las vegas about comprehensive immigration reform. his remarks come one day after a bipartisan group of senators laid out a framework for a possible bill that would be a path to citizenship to increase border security. but the president also made it clear if congress can't act quickly on that, he'll put forward his own bill. our chief white house correspondent jessica yellin is standing by. detail for us what is in the president's proposal? >> reporter: wolf, detail is the key word. in the past, the president has been accused of standing for policy proposals short on specifics. not today. president obama laid out a plan for comprehensive immigration reform that would change the immigration system in three central ways. first, it would strengthen workplace enforcement, specifically by making it
, cnn, new york. >> cnn "newsroom" continues now with martin savidge, who is in for fredricka whitfield. i will hand it off. >> thank you very much. nice to see you. >>> let's get started. it is the top of the hour. welcome to the "cnn newsroom." i'm martin savidge in for fredricka whitfield. here are the top stories at this hour. new details about that disturbing rape case in a small town of subenville, ohio. last hour city leaders talked about their investigation. >> early in the case during the first week after we were made ware of this incident, we obtained this video. i, too, as all my officers who investigated this, were appalled by these morally inept statements made. the new prosecutors, special prosecutors for the high attorney a.g.'s office, everything was submitted to them. they decide what charges, if any, would be filed. >> the charges to be filed mentiond are against two 16-year-old boys, malik rich monday and trent mays. they're accused of raping an underage girl while she was allegedly drunk or unconscious. that trial is slated to start on february 13th. national corresp
military-style rifles on cnn's "state of the union" today. >>> gun shows this weekend saw increased traffic. those selling guns are finding more and more customers and some of the buyers are complaining that vendors taking advantage of the situation by raising prices. >>> that arctic blast, it isn't over yet. parts of the midwest and northeast are being slammed with a mixture of freezing rain and snow, icy roads and poor visibility are making travel dangerous. and the cold weather will continue into the workweek with some areas in northeast getting light snow. >>> some scary moments for a group of 50 hikers in arizona. they got trapped in raging waters while trying to cross a river. police rushed to the scene after getting a flood of 911 calls and spent hours trying to locate them. officials say it was a challenge to find them all but eventually, all those hikers were rescued. >>> action could be taken soon on one of the most controversial elms of immigration reform. we will tell you what lawmakers are doing to tackle it. to the best vacation spot on earth. (all) the gulf! it doesn't matter
life. >> reporter: elizabeth cohen, cnn, ft. worth, texas. >> thanks for watching, everyone. "cnn newsroom" continues now with martin savidge. you can pick it up from here. >> thanks very much. >> sure. >>> 12:00 p.m. on the east coast, 9:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm martin savidge in for fredricka whitfield. if you are just tuning in, thank you very much for joining us. these are the top stories we're following right now in the "cnn newsroom." it could be one of the most shocking admissions in sports history. "usa today" is reporting that lance armstrong will admit to doping in an upcoming interview with oprah. we're following that story. >> i said it for seven years. i've said it for longer than seven years. i have never doped. i can say it again. but i've said it for seven years. it doesn't help. >> reporter: help may be something lance armstrong will need a lot of to redeem his reputation after "usa today" reports armstrong will admit to doping throughout his career. the newspaper does not name their source but says it's a person with knowledge of the situation. "usa today"
in washington. we'll discuss why congressman cantor might be the most powerful republican in washington. "cnn saturday morning with around randi kaye" continues right now. >>> flights canceled, hundreds of car wrecks. all the result of an arctic blast along the east coast. are we close to a thaw or more of the same? >>> a teenager makes a stunning announcement to a high school crowd. now the video, the admission is viral. we'll talk with him live. >>> it's a movie winning acclaim, racking up nominations and now being invoked by the secretary of state s. i'll talk with the writer of "argo." >>> good morning, everyone, i'm randi kaye. it is 10:00 on the east coast. thank you very much for starting your morning with us. the secretive hacking group anonymous says that it has declared war on the u.s. government. overnight, they hacked the federal sentencing commission's web site, posting a video and a letter threatening "chaos" if their demands aren't met. for at least the last two hours, the site has been totally shut down. nick valencia tells us more about this. first of all, do we have any idea
for additional security by officials on the ground in libya weren't heeded. in october, clinton told cnn she accepted responsibility for the stevens and three other americans you see there. we'll talk about adam kinzinger, he was tapped to serve on the 40 house subcommittee on middle east and north africa. his perspective on hillary clinton's testimony. and wolf and jake tapper will air the special coverage of the hearing starting at the 9:00. >> nas ice to have jake tapper here. >>> general allen has been cleared of any wrongdoing. a u.s. defense official tells cnn that general john allen has been cleared of charges that he wrote inappropriate e-mails to this woman, jill kelley. she's the woman whether claimed she was being threatened by paula broadwell. >>> and she's speaking out for the first time since being wrapped up in the petraeus scandal. she says she's upset with law enforcement and the media's handling of the story and sheing a nids over the loss of her family's privacy. she said, quote, we've sxerned how careless handling of our information by law enforcement and irresponsible yo
blackwell with "cnn newsroom" continues. >> good morning, happening in "the newsroom" dodging the fiscal cliff crisis for now. with all of the talk about spending less why are lawmakers giving billions to businesses that are already thriving? we'll show you who is cashing in. >>> party crashers, republicans split over the tax deal and the core values of the gop and that strained unity faces a bigger test as a new deadline looms over spending cuts. >>> while the gop licks its wounds, wall street gets ready to celebrate. u.s. stocks set to open higher as markets around the world trade higher on the deal. >>> and they told us to basically drop dead. that's how one new yorker is reportedly characterizing the house after ending the session without sending any sandy relief to the northeast. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight, when the rug was pulled out from under us, inexcusable, indefensible. >> "newsroom" starts right now. good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. 11th hour drama, congress swerves away from the dreaded fiscal cliff, but on this morning
old dominion. that does look like a lion. >>> next hour, "cnn newsroom" >>> next hour, "cnn newsroom" starts now. isurprise...it's eating less. to losing weight. i'm hungry just thinking about it. thank goodness for new slimful. one delicious, 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water, like before dinner, helps keep me satisfied for hours. so instead of this much, i only need this much. and slimful tastso good... i don't even miss dessert. slimful and a glass of water... eating less is a beautiful thing. >>> stories we are watching in the "newsroom." the nation's flu out break grows. one city declares an emergency. what you need to know in this scary flu season. plus this. >> the president is going to act. executive orders and action can be taken. >> that has conservatives and gun owners in an uproar. what power does the president really have? >>> from magazine covers to morning television, you can't seem to get away from chris christie. is it all part of a push towards pennsylvania avenue in 2016? >>> "playbook," that movie could go all the way to oscar. we are taking a look at movies
on homosexuality that he preached in the 1990s. cnn's belief blog is on the phone with me now and eric, this is all over something he said what, 20 years ago? >> at least. mid 90s is when he preached this sermon. it's important to point out that a lot of people were upset when this sermon first circulated earlier in the week and pointed out he thought homosexuality was a sin and something that keeps people from god and comes short of the mark of god's best plan for people's life were some of the words from that sermon and he thought people could change their behaviors and attitudes about homosexuality through coming to jesus. that's a fairly common or a boiler plate mainstream evangelical in the 1990s when he delivered that. since then we have seen a number of shifts on their position and go more towards the position that said orientation is not something you choose. however, we have drew his acceptance of the president's invitation of the benediction. he for the last decade or so has been one of the biggest voices on endying global slavery at least in the christian community and didn't want it to
hours. we'll have it live here on cnn in a special we're calling "the nomination" this morning. that starts at 8:00. soledad and a.j. hammer will be in new york. i'll be here in los angeles. we'll have the oscar nominations live. now, we talked about best picture. you're right, the oscar -- the academy could nominate up to ten movies for best picture. "django unchained" is on the bubble there. if they nominate five, they can be shut out. if they expand it to six, seven, eight, it should be in there. we saw silver linings play book in there which has become a darling for the academy. >> my favorite category is director. you have an all-star team of directors who probably will get nominated this year. >> absolutely. it's going to be a fun morning. kind of like my pro bowl announcement of entertainment this morning, john berman. >> we are glad to share this pro bowl moment with you. >>> we want to hear your predictions and opinions. go to the starting point blog at cnn.com/startingpoint. we're asking for your picks for best actor, best actress, best picture. you can tweet us at st
to swim into open waters. and that is it for me here. i'm brooke baldwin at the cnn headquarters in atlanta. check out my blog for all of the latest interviews. now we send you to washington. cnn's "the situation room" with wolf start right now. >>> brooke, thanks. president obama as the president's inner circle. also, the fierce spread of the flu across the united states and now a shortage of a critical medicine used to treat it. >>> plus, prominent voices lending support to an unlikely idea of a trillion dollar coin. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> judgment, integrity, and friendship all cited by president obama as he nominated his chief of staff, jack lew, to be the next treasury secretary but the announcement is drawing attention to the makeup of the president's second-term cabinet. it's on track to be dominated by men. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is joining us from the white house. what is the white house saying about all of this? >> reporter: wolf, the white house has been asked about this quite a bit. white house press secretary jay c
're in "the situation room." >>> this is cnn breaking news. >> let's get to the breaking news. a deadly terrorist attack on a gas field in eastern algeria near the libyan border. some of the more than 40 hostages seized have been released but a number of them are still being held, including americans. the state department confirms those americans are affiliated with the oil giant bp. let's bring in elise labott. the latest information you're getting is what? >> well, at first these assailants, these affiliated-al qaeda militants tried to storm a bus, these bp employees headed for an air field in nearby eastern algeria, that was not successful. then they stormed the compound of this living -- the living quarters of this air field and they took about 40 hostages. we understand that about seven americans -- we're not sure. it could be a little bit more, a little less -- are being held as well as britain, japan, norway, and ir labd. >> do we know who these americans are, what they were doing there precisely? >> they were all working in some capacity for bp. it's a very remote area and that'
old dominion. that does look like a lion. >>> next hour, "cnn newsroom" starts now. >>> stories we are watching in the "newsroom." the nation's flu out break grows. one city declares an emergency. what you need to know in this scary flu season. plus this. >> the president is going to act. executive orders and action can be taken. >> that has conservatives and gun owners in an uproar. what power does the president really have? >>> from magazine covers to morning television, you can't seem to get away from chris christie. is it all part of a push towards pennsylvania avenue in 2016? >>> "playbook," that movie could go all the way to oscar. we are taking a look at movies that could walk away with hollywood's top prize. "newsro "newsroom" starts now >>> good morning. i'm carol costello. thank you so much for being with us. this just in to us this morning. two decades of hits to his head likely led to brain disease for junior seau. he took his own life inside his california home last may. his family donated his brain to the national institute of health. the scientists found he suffered
than seeing someone else have this gift and what they do with it. >> reporter: alina cho, cnn, new york. >> he is down to two dresses, which one will she choose? stay with us all day to find out. so much going on. "early start" continues right now. >>> so help you god. >> so help me god. >> it's official. and now they'll do it again for the people this time. president obama's second inauguration is just hours away. >> the crowd is growing and so is the excitement. some 800,000 people expected to assemble here on the national mall. we are right in the middle of it. >> and with the massive crowds come super tight security. a look at the incredible steps being taken to protect the president. >>> also, grammy award winner john legend talks about america's war on drugs, and whether it's done more harm than good. also this hour, representative debbie wasserman schultz will join us at 6:00 a.m., along with jim clyburn, cory booker and senator john barraso and berniece king. at 8:00 a.m. eastern time, freshman representative. joakim castro. and nick cannon will join us. you are watching a perso
of you. "cnn newsroom" with carol costello right now. >>> condition critical, hospitals take emergency measures to deal with a severe strain of flu and overflow of patients. plus -- >> shoot him again, shoot him. oh, no. >> moments of terror, a hero mother on the phone with her husband, while a burglar hunts down her family. hear the 911 tape as she hides in the attic with her 9-year-old twins. >>> breaking his silence, lance armstrong agreeing to sit down with oprah winfrey. the downfall and the doping accusations, will we hear a confession from the once cycling great? >>> and he climbed all the way to the top of a storm-soaked roller coaster to plant an american flag. later you'll hear why he did it and what happened to him. "newsroom" starts now. good morning to you, thank you so much for being with us. i'm carols cou s coulcostello. we begin with a story that might be in your home, you don't know it or not, the outbreak of the flu, this year exceptionally early and unusually rampant. at least 43 states reports widespread cases and hospitals are starting to feel the strain, in chica
time. >>> better news this morning about the flu. cnn's elizabeth cohen got a look at new numbers out from the cdc, numbers set to officially be released later today. the number of cases are actually down with 24 states reporting high levels of flu last week, compared to 29 the week before. however, there were two more pediatric deaths, bringing the total to 20 and by pediatric deaths we mean children of course. in chicago, flu patients are overwhelming the city's already strained hospitals though with still quite the outbreak there. here's cnn's ted rowlands. >> no nausea at this point. >> reporter: deborah cross started feeling sick on monday, three days later she ended up in the emergency room at cook county hospital in chicago, where it was so busy, she had to wait four hours to be seen. >> decided to be safe and come here make sure that everything was okay. >> reporter: several hospitals in chicago this week were forced to reject patients for several hours because of so many flu cases. on monday, 11 different hospitals in the chicago area couldn't handle any more patients. non-li
place tomorrow. new york congressman peter king, who accused boehner of betraying the party, tells cnn he is glad the speaker is making things right. >> the bottom line is that we are now receiving what we asked for. as far as i'm concerned, what's done is done. i've always considered john boehner a friend. i said that on the house floor today, which made it all the more painful for me to say what i felt i had to say. i owed it to my constituents and i did feel that new york in a number of cases was being taken advantage of. >> you know, he says they have always been friends but they didn't sound too friend low yesterday morning. peter king has had a lot of emotion over this and we'll talk to the chairman later this morning in the 8:00 hour. >>> also new york congressman michael grimm whose district was devastated by sandy will join us. >>> new jersey governor chris christie may not be so quick to forgive speaker of the house john boehner at least when it comes to that sandy vote. christie gave boehner and the entire republican leadership an earful, vintage chris christie, for delaying
're bringing their message to washington. more of "cnn newsroom" with don lemon. >>> thank you very much, suzanne. i'm don lemon in for brooke baldwin. huge day of news to tell you about, including a big day on wall street. the dow skyrocketing after congress comes together on a deal that prevents tax hikes for the majority of americans. but don't get too happy just yet. this deal only sets up a nastier showdown in the coming months. we'll break that down in a moment. but first, this. we're going to start with superstorm sandy. at anytime now, any minute, new jersey governor chris christie set to hold a news conference on the fight over aid to victims of superstorm sandy. these victims may have to wait for months for help, because your congress just cannot get it together. unless, unless a meeting this hour provides a last minute fix, house lawmakers will leave town would the passing an aid package to help sandy survivors rebuild their homes and their lives. lawmakers from areas affected by sandy are furious that the senate-passed bill may die. republican congressman peter king says it i
face his real test of leadership. dan simon, cnn, san francisco. >>> that does it for me. poppy harlow is next in the "cnn newsroom." take it away. >>> it's one of the most controversial issues in america. and why this hour president obama announces his plan on immigration reform. i'm poppy harlow. roll it. >>> death defying and terrifying. why a tragic accident at the x games is raising eyebrows about the sport of extremes. >>> plus -- >> this 13-hour procedure was performed by a team of 16 plastic orthopedic and microvascular surgeons. >> a war vet becomes the seventh person in the country to have his arms replaced. >>> and hillary clinton's exit interview. this hour, cnn sits down with america's top diplomat and her final days as secretary of state. >>> hi, everyone. a dramatic report out of miami is focusing new attention on baseball. and that sport's ongoing battle against performance enhancing drugs. this in the news again. the miami new times newspaper has published the names of big league players allegedly connected to, of all things, an anti-aging clinic located in south flori
of movies that are being made? nischelle turner, cnn, hollywood. >> let's hope the conversation is just beginning. that's it for me. "cnn newsroom" continues now with brooke baldwin. >>> as i speak, andrew cuomo is introducing what is being called one of the toughest gun control laws in the entire country but will it work? i'm brooke baldwin. the news is now. >>> when celebrities want to confess, they usually go to oprah. so will lance armstrong, is this the plan? >>> plus, the political future of hugo chavez on the brink. >>> and in one county, police don't have enough ammunition because of a run on bullets. one distributor says, he has never seen it so bad. >>> good to see you here. i'm brooke baldwin. beating the president to the punch, new york's governor is getting ready to propose sweeping gun control laws. here he is, andrew cuomo, governor of new york, waiting for him, i should say, that wasn't him there, using the state of the state address to push for, supporters say, some of the toughest gun restrictions in the whole country. so here's just some of what we're anticipating the
in the northeast. >> all right, congressman nan hayworth, thank you very much for joining us. "cnn newsroom" with victor blackwell begins now. >> good morning brooke and john. >>> happening now, their homes in ruins, their lives in limbo. frustrated victims of superstorm sandy lash out at congress and the latest delay to their long-awaited help. >> all of yous stink. yous have no compassion, and you got, you don't have blood in your veins. you got ice cubes. >> just ahead we'll talk to a couple who lost their home and their plans for retirement. >>> plus this -- >> there are going to be consequences. how long can we continue down this path? >> tea party activists are disgusted and angry over the fiscal cliff deal. now some tea party-backed politicians may have to answer for their vote. we'll talk to amy cremer, chairwoman of the tea party express. >>> he may be the best middle linebacker ever, ray lewis says he'll retire after this season. we talk with a columnist who has covered the ravens legend for 17 years. >>> and -- ♪ >> i love that song, former "american idol" fantasia online rant
by browne, instead of the obamas, it could have been the inauguration of the monster. jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> i don't know about you, kate, but i had a great time watching all of this, the serious, the not so serious, and now people are going to go out there and have a few laughs. >> quite a day from the official ceremony on the west front of the capitol to all of the fun we have been having covering the parade and watching the president watch the parade from the reviewing stand. quite a day, and it's not even over yet for them. >> piers morgan, anderson cooper, erin burnett are getting ready to cover some of the fun, blacklife tie inaugural balls. they're only just beginning. >> only just beginning. there's a live picture we're seeing of one of the balls. the next question, what is everyone wearing? >> and we want to know hot the first lady will be wearing. of course, you will see it live here. that's it for us. thanks very much for watching. our coverage continues right now. >>> a president who has been tested for four long, hard years, renews his oath to a nation still struggling
that happen all day long. you want to stay with cnn. we have action all day into the night. parties, celebrities, music, all of it, you want to watch our special coverage of the presidential inauguration, beginning tonight at 7:00. other news going on in the world with christine romans in new york. >> good morning, john. >>> let's start in algeria, the exact death toll unknown after a fiery and bloody end to the hostage standoff. the gas complex was stormed, killing dozens of is halfic militants. more than 104 hostages were freed. at least one american is among the 23 confirmed dead. >>> a 15-year-old boy facing murder charges after three young children and two adults found dead in a home outside albuquerque, new mexico. investigators describe a gruesome scene. police would not name the victims, but the house belongs to a popular local pastor named greg griego and his wife sarah. his brother confirms the pastor is among the dead. >>> terrifying moments aboard a united express flight. flight 4480 blew out four tires when it touched down sunday night, causing veer off the runway. eigh
future? cnn's mary snowis joining us. what's the latest on her condition? >> wolf frk we haven't heard from her doctors since they let us know that she was making excellent progress. an expert in blood clots said if unrelated the clots could be serious but the fact that it's being addressed is a good sign. on the day when sect hillary clinton was supposed to be getting ready to go back to work, she spent another day at the hospital. doctors discovered a blood clot in the vein between the brain and skull behind the right ear. they say she did not suffer a stroke or neurological damage. a doctor not involved in secretary clinton's case has treated cases like hers and calls them rare. what does this mean for the future? >> i think her future is as good as her past. she should recover from this. will be treated with blood thinners. i can't say how long because i don't know all of the circumstances but certainly minimum of three to six month, may well could be longer. in some rare cases, could be lifelong but many patients are on blood thinners for life. she should recover fully and get bac
economic waves from europe don't come crashing against american shores. tom forman, cnn, stevensville, maryland. >>> that's it for us, thanks for watching. "erin burnett outfront starts now." >>> "outfront" next, another school shooting. officials say a 16-year-old student entered a classroom with a shotgun and opened fire. >>> plus, is estrogen the answer for obama or are more women more problems. >>> and breaking news tonight, there is a flu epidemic in america, so why are hospitals overwhelmed, turning people away, and not prepared? let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a school shooting. officials say a 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun entered a high school classroom in rural california today and opened fire. they say one student he shot is in critical condition tonight. he shot at a second student, but missed. the 16-year-old shooter is in police custody at this hour. our kyung lah is outside taft high school in taft, california. it's about 120 miles northwest of los angeles, as you see there. and kyung, what more can you t
went over the cliff. the gop caucus just met to try and figure out its next move. cnn has learned that house speaker john boehner put two options on the table. amend the senate bill with a package of spending cuts, or bring up the senate-passed measure for a so-called up or down vote in the house. i'm going to ask dana to explain to us what an up or down vote means. today, the number two republican in the house, majority leader eric cantor flatly told reporters i do not support this bill. >> -- looking for the best path forward. >> here's part of the problem for at least some lawmakers. the congressional budget office, a nonpartisan group, said today the senate-backed legislation will add nearly $4 trillion to federal deficits over a decade, but keep in mind that is relative to where deficits would have been if congress had let all the bush tax cuts expire, which was an option that virtually no one wanted. so is there life left in the senate's proposal or have we fallen off the cliff for good or at least for a few days? joining me now is our senior congressional correspondent, dan
it from here, "cnn newsroom." hey, victor. >> hello and welcome. i am victor blackwell in for brooke baldwin. let's start with what is happening right now. it claimed three lives. now bitter cold is moving over the southeast. this arctic air system you see here is expected to bring snow and freezing rain and dangerous amounts of ice to the carolinas, tennessee, georgia, alabama. look at this, in nashville, drivers are being urged to stay off the roads. out west, passengers were stranded in salt lake city, a rare ice storm closed airport runways there. you can barely see the planes here. to the midwest, where we saw the signs first of this deep freeze. you're looking at the aftermath of a phenomenon known as ice shove. never heard of it? well, high winds literally shoved ice across lake winnebago, sending huge chunks over roads and into backyards. you remember that abandoned warehouse also. this is chicago where there was the fire inside, but the outside was encased in ice. it is because of the freezing temperatures there, as well. well, the city has ordered an immediate demolition of
matters. it would not be the first time a woman filled this role. fran townsend, now adviser to cnn previously held that post for the bush administration, but it would be a woman taking a senior post. we have learned that sylvia matthews burr well who worked in the clinton administration is the top contender for omb director although that is not done. >> janet napolitano is staying on as secretary as well. thanks for that. jessica yellen at the white house. let's dig deeper with the correspondent, cnn's state of the union. women are coming in. there women in the administration. does he still have a gender diversity problem? >> let's ask this when we get further down the line. this is not about the title. when you look around and you look at chief of staff, secretary of state pentagon chief, those are -- the treasury secretary, those are the most powerful cabinet level and chief of staff is not, but positions. the question is and the complaint has been at least previously, we will have to check what it is now, but the complaint previously from women in the white house has been to lis
verjee because just live on cnn international, telling us exactly what's going on there. she said that two fatalities in this crash. she said someone on the ground in a burning car had been taken to the hospital and she said it had really tied up traffic in that area. emergency in central london, you have a crane on top of a building and then you have a helicopter that crashes into it and what kind of -- just the spread of the flames and the damage on the ground. i'm told zane is with us now. you're there in london. you're reporting the story for me. you can tell me what the latest is from your vantage point? >> reporter: again, casualties, two dead and two people in hospital. and there was a dramatic scene where the london fire brigades were essentially saying that they basically had to pull someone from a burning car who is now in hospital. it's a dramatic morning here in l london. fire balls in a major commuter area. think of a major area in new york city or penn state shutting down. that's exactly what's happened. a helicopter crashed into a crane on a really, really tall buil
window. >> are you serious? >> reporter: jeanne moos, cnn, new york. >> got a lot of free time, that guy. >> you always say that when people do funny things. >> people do a lot of crazy things. >> not stupid, it was funny. >> that's it for us. thanks for joining us. "erin burnett outfront" starts right thousand. . >>> o"outfront" next, another school shooting. officials say a 16-year-old student entered a classroom with a shotgun and opened fire. >>> plus, is estrogen the answer for obama or are more women more problems. >>> and there is a flu epidemic in america, so why are hospitals overwhelmed, turning people away and not prepared. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, a school shooting. officials say a 16-year-old student armed with a shotgun entered a high school classroom in rural california today and opened fire. they say one student he shot is in critical condition tonight. he shot at a second student, but missed. the 16-year-old shooter is in police custody at this hour. our kyung lah is outside taft high school in taft,
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, very, very fluid and cnn can't independently verify some of the reporting taking place, but here's what's reported thus far. on wednesday a group of foreign national, gas workers from the inamina field were on their way to work. attacked by militants in three vehicles. those militants during the ensuing battle killed a briton and algerian, took them back to the gas plant, held them hostage, where the situation has been up to now. we've heard conflicting reports, unconfirmed reports, that there was an ongoing attack by helicopters, which the algerian press service said was absolute fantasy. we've heard, also, that, as you mentioned in your lead, four of the hostages have been freed. two britons, a french person and kenyan. in addition to that, an irish person has been freed. we don't really know, really, how much hostages there are. we've heard as low as 20 from the algerian state media and as high as 40 from the militants. so a very, very fluid situation. one that, you know, we're monitoring as the hours go by, but really don't have a whole lot to report, because we just don't have any
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